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School Leadership


Woodside Priory School, a California non-profit corporation and organization described under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, was incorporated in 1957. The Benedictine Monks of Saint Anselm Abbey in Manchester, New Hampshire own and operate The Priory. The corporate title for the school is Benedictine Fathers of the Priory, Inc. DBA Woodside Priory School.

The school is governed by two Boards—a Board of Directors consisting of five Benedictine Monks (appointed and elected from Saint Anselm and Priory communities) and a Board of Trustees which has limited jurisdiction and consists of parents, non-parents, alumni and friends of the school. Trustee members are approved by the Directors and both Boards meet together each January to approve salary and tuition increases.

Board of Directors

List of 5 items.

  • Abbot Mark Cooper, O.S.B.

  • Father Iain Maclellan, O.S.B.

  • Father Martin Mager, O.S.B.

  • Father Matthew Leavy, O.S.B.

  • Father Maurus Nemeth, O.S.B.

2023-2024 Board of Trustees

List of 19 items.

  • Carolyn Putney, Chair

  • Adolfo Chou

  • Alison Abbo

  • Anne Senti-Willis

  • Carter Warr

  • Cassie Perret '02

  • Cheryl Brown

  • Clare Patel

  • Dave Schinski

  • Emily Conn

  • Emma Morton-Bours

  • Heriberto Diarte

  • Kuldev Singh

  • Lindsay Ehrman

  • Lisa Raghav

  • Mike Maffia

  • Norma Alvarez

  • Pam Martinson

  • Tim McAdam

2023-2024 Head's Council

List of 14 items.

  • Alex Tenorio, Director of Advancement

  • Ana Cortez-Hernández, Head of Upper School

  • Caitha Ambler, Head of Middle School

  • Chase Smith, Dean of Students

  • Josie Castaneda, Director of Finance

  • Justin Christensen, Academic Dean

  • Kate Johansen, Dean of Residential Life

  • Kim Plough, Chief Financial Officer

  • Kirk Gossman, Director of Admissions and Financial Aid

  • Lauren Donovan, Director of Technology

  • Mark Stogner, Athletic Director

  • Patrick Ruff, Head of School

  • Shannon Vanderpol, Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

  • Sierra Conway, Director of Marketing & Communications

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